MOUNTAIN CUR

COUNTRY: USA
WEIGHT: 35-65 pounds
COAT: Short or slightly longer and heavy
COLOR: Brindle, yellow, black/tan
GROUP: Hound

Cur Mountain Dog is a type of work mainly used as a “dog of the bay” in the sport of hunting wild boar. Most Mountain Curs specifically bred for hunting boar. They are also used for treeing and trailing small game like squirrels and raccoons. Course is a member of the Hound group and is one of several varieties of cur. They can also be used as water dogs. Mainly bred in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia, which has been registered with the Kennel Club since 1998. Mountain Cur Breeders Association was formed in 1957.

Mountain Cur was brought to America from Europe by settlers from Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee mountains (recently Arkansas, and Oklahoma) to protect family and property, and the chase and tree game. These dogs allowed settlers to provide meat and skins that can be sold or traded for other goods. Mountain Cur was bred and maintained for nearly two hundred years. With the advent of World War II, many families had left the rural areas raised and went to work in factories in the war effort. At the end of the 1940s the breed is becoming rare. Four people, Hugh Stephens and Woody Huntsman of Kentucky, Carl McConnell of Virginia and Dewey Ledbetter of Tennessee given credit for saving the endangered breed and the establishment of the Mountain Cur breed standard.


Mt Curs were the first dogs in the southern mountains of Kentucky and Tennessee. It has been said that without the mountain. Dogs currently pioneers could never have been able to settle in these mountains.

Mt Curs were a necessity for the family of the border. Protecting the family against wild animals and other hazards and caught, treed, orifices and play for the family food. Mt. Course was held in great respect for the pioneers and some were sold over the family.

It is believed that the mountain. Cur came from Europe, along with their owners who came to America in search of new homes. It has been established through family history and research that Spanish explorers brought the bob-tail on the South course. Hernando de Soto brought bob-tail current to drive the pigs and provide protection against wild animals, while he explored the South and later discovered the Mississippi River.

Until World War II, Mt. Currently remains an economic asset to the people of the mountains. Their Mt. Curs helped feed the family and many of these mountain people to purchase food, clothing and other necessities with money from furs caught by their Mt. Course. Then came the war and the industrial revolution, making jobs available in cities. As more people became mountains moved to cities to become factory workers in the Mt. Now became scarce in recent years 1940.

However, the Ole ‘mountain men did not forget the millions of tons. Act Four men have been credited with saving millions of tonnes. Current extinction, despite the many millions of tons. Curs carry little if any blood from the blood of the old pioneers Monte. Course. These men were Hugh Stephens and Woody Huntsman of Kentucky, Dewey Ledbetter of Tennessee, and Carl McConnell of Virginia.

In 1956, these men founded the original Mountain Cur breeders’ association. Shortly after, a great controversy over the breed standard and caused Carl Hugh Stephen McConnell to abandon OMCBA and founded Mount Stephen Stock. Cur Association (registration only long-tailed little dogs in black and white).

Later, the Association of Treeing Tennessee Brindle (Registration brindle dogs long tail), and Breeders Association Kemmer Stock, which records every OMCBA registered dogs, regardless of their blood.

The Mountain View Cur was developed by selecting only the best dogs tree a mountain certified pure. Cur blood. This is why it is known as “purebred” dog world of today. No other mountain Cur strain has been bred under strict selection and breeding standards.